This summer D-SIP will have three new staff members. Learn more about them below.
Jillian Gross, EDU 471 Instructor
Jillian Gross joins the team as the new instructor of the educational class. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Before her doctoral studies, Jillian also earned an A.B. at U of M (’01) and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University (’08). Along the way, she has taught high school, served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two-years, and worked in the nonprofit sector for another eight years. A few of her deepest community engagements include volunteering and working for Habitat for Humanity in different capacities for over twenty years, serving on the Board of Directors for the Mockingbird Society for five years, and collaboratively leading the Project Leadership program at MetroVolunteers. This summer, she is excited to help the interns explore philanthropy as a way of life – one that is intentional, deeply relational, and requires integrity in every interaction.
The D-SIP team now has the help of another alum. Melissa Burns, from the D-SIP class of 2012, is in charge of intern logistics. She also leads the marketing team to recruit the next cohort and manages the interview and selection processes. Melissa graduated from the University of Michigan (’13) with a degree in political science and international studies, and in her free time enjoys exploring new exercise classes (she recently took up fencing!), reading, and exploring all of the wonderful places to eat in the Southeast Michigan area. This summer, she cannot wait to see the interns compete in the Nonprofit 9-0 Challenge, which is a nonprofit consulting challenge held since 2012. Interested in learning more? See our past challenges here.
Caroline Rebello joined the D-SIP team as a program assistant this past November. Caroline manages all of the supervisor logistics–reaching out to units who want an intern and helping to ensure that the supervisors are prepared for the summer! Caroline a semi-recent graduate of Michigan State University (’14) with a major in Communication, Public Relations and Portuguese. She jumped into the world of philanthropy a little over a year ago. Caroline is the first hire on the D-SIP team who is not a D-SIP/U-M alumni! Outside of the office, she enjoys running, hiking and traveling to Brazil to visit her family. She’s SO excited to learn more from and about the 2016 cohort!